Rachel Ensler, Founder and Lead Instructor for FES, has been a Child Development Specialist and a Parenting Educator for over 24 years. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. She and her husband are the parents of four pretty darn good kids. Rachel has been active in the Tri Valley area since 1993, both professionally and as a member of her community. Her oldest two sons are now in college, and she has a daughter in high school and a son in fifth grade. Using her vast personal and professional experience, Rachel approaches her work armed with extensive resources, incisive problem solving skills and a terrific sense of humor.
"FES led a refreshing discussion group. There were opportunities for every member to contribute. I left feeling like I had collaborated on a great plan for my middle schooler's first year."
Denise H., parent
"I feel like I have a whole new arsenal of tools to use in my everyday parenting. I also feel like my husband and I are on the same page- we are definitely more of a team!"
Rebecca S., parent
"Our parents have requested FES time and again to speak at our monthly meetings. They really meet the needs of our group."
Kelly S., PTA Chair
"We can count on FES to provide a thorough presentation. They always allow time for questions"
Leslie D., School Administrator
"FES was instrumental in setting up a discipline plan for our family. I feel like now I have a plan of action."
Mindy E., parent
"I have referred many patients to FES for information. They are an excellent resource for our clients."
Joyce Q., RN
"It was refreshing to have an instructor who was one of us- she was happy to share her parenting mistakes with the group. This made her very accessible."
Lynn K., parent